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Lead, Developer Relations

Software Development

The worldwide data management software market is massive (According to IDC, the worldwide database software market, which it refers to as the database management systems software market, was forecasted to be approximately $82 billion in 2023 growing to approximately $137 billion in 2027. This represents a 14% compound annual growth rate). At MongoDB we are transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading developer data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

We're seeking a Lead, Developer Advocacy to join our Developer Relations team, driving enablement and engagement for our developer community in APAC. As developers increasingly choose MongoDB as their data platform, you'll be crafting compelling resources and content, igniting enthusiasm, and leading a diverse, regional team of talented Developer Advocates. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, you'll empower developers to integrate advanced data capabilities into their apps and solutions. If you're passionate about Data and enjoy fostering a vibrant developer ecosystem, join us in shaping the future of development on MongoDB.

Our Developer Relations teams are distributed around the world and a majority of the group works remotely. . Please check out our latest content and activity to see what our team is up to.

This role will be based remotely in India.

Candidate Profile

We're looking for a Lead, Developer Advocacy to spearhead our direct engagement and training initiatives. You thrive when setting developers up for success, having established best practices for training, instructional content, and delivering hands-on sessions. Your recent endeavors include engaging developers at their offices, virtually, during workshops, at events, or meetups, where you and your team have enabled developers towards discovery and use of your platform.

With at least 5 years in a lead role, preferably in Solutions, DevRel,  or in a similar capacity, you have a deep understanding of developer ecosystems. You excel at explaining complex technical concepts in simple terms and have a natural ability to connect and communicate with developers of various skill levels.

Collaboration and empowerment are at the heart of your leadership style. You'll work closely with team members at various levels, and other teams, to deliver events, share insights, and best practices. Your focus is not just on individual success but on elevating the entire team, consistent with MongoDB’s value of Building Together.

Position Expectations

  • Lead a team of Developer Advocates, establishing best practices for developer enablement and advocacy
  • Build on your experience in database technologies and programming languages to develop a deep understanding of core MongoDB database functionality and Atlas features, providing guidance and strategic direction to the team
  • Collaborate with field marketing teams to develop effective engagement strategies for customers and the developer community
  • Partner with other marketing teams, providing insights, to help to craft messaging and strategies that align with our community's needs and interests
  • Build relationships with partners, community leaders, and influencers to scale our DevRel programs and create new engagement opportunities across the region
  • Deliver live developer enablement sessions to audiences of 40 to 400 developers
  • Support the growth of MongoDB user groups, Champions, and influencer programs, in collaboration with the other DevRel teams


  • At least 3 years of experience in a leadership role, as a manager or technical team lead, establishing priorities and setting expectations for your team with other stakeholders
  • At least 2 years of experience (or the equivalent) of consulting with development teams as a non-member of the team
  • Experience in creating developer-focused hands-on sessions and leading enablement activity such as workshops, labs, and hackathons
  • Proven methods to support continued engagement with developers and collaboration with other teams to report on business impact following enablement activities
  • Strong presentation skills, with ability in conducting live streams, or public speaking at events
  • Willingness to travel (up to 33%) to deliver sessions and/or support your team with enablement activity

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

MongoDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MongoDB is an equal opportunities employer.


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